4-year-old boy drowns in swimming pool in Upper Township

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SEAVILLE – A four-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a residence on Route 50 in the Seaville section of Upper Township on Tuesday, June 24, a State Police spokeswoman said.

Trooper Alina Spies said State Police were called to the residence at about 8:15 p.m. for medical assistance with a drowning. The Upper Township Rescue Squad was the first to arrive at the scene.


“Upon arrival at the scene, Upper Township EMS were transporting the victim to the hospital,” Spies said.

Upper Township Rescue Squad Chief Jay Potter said family members were performing CPR when squad members arrived at the scene. CPR continued during transport to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, but rescue workers were unable to revive the boy, Potter said.

Hospital officials pronounced the child dead at 9:12 p.m., Spies said.


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